Call of Duty will not receive a new episode in 2023. This will be the first time that the franchise will be without the annual main exit in nearly 20 years.
According to internal sources, Activision Blizzard pushes this version after a recent entry in the series did not meet expectations. This failure led the leaders to believe that the studio presented too quickly new versions of the game to the public.
Last year’s entry, Call of Duty: Vanguard did not meet the sales expectations of the company. This led the leaders to suspect that he had been cannibalized by the entry of the series they had launched the previous year.
To troubleshoot fans, the studio will work on other projects to fill the void. A call of duty game is already planned for this fall. This upcoming title will receive a constant stream of new content. The insiders also confirmed that there will be a new free online game of Treyarch next year. The studio also works on the COD project now delayed.
The players community expects this delay to have a huge effect on the video game industry. After all, Activision has always launched a new annual premium entry in the series since 2005. The Call of Duty games have always been among the best in terms of annual sales. They sold more than 400 million units since the beginning of the franchise in 2003.
Despite popular speculations, this delay would not be related to the acquisition of activism by Microsoft for $ 69 billion. So far, Activision has remained autonomous. However, Microsoft can easily decide to change these plans after the acquisition is finalized by the summer of 2023.
The Call of Duty games come from a rotating stable of activism studios. The new Modern Warfare game set for this autumn will be developed by Infinity Ward.
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